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COVID-19 Testing Importance and Priority for Fall 2020

The Fall 2020 season is already impactful on patient health but the COVID-19 pandemic adds a new layer of health risk this year. Seasonal illnesses symptoms, common colds, and the flu combined with COVID-19 risks make this one of the highest risk years for seasonal infectious disease. Businesses, schools, public organizations, and other services are …

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Rapid COVID-19 Testing FAQs and Information

Recently, AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock stated that Rapid COVID-19 Testing will soon be available this fall 2020 season. Our website home page and social media channels will provide more comprehensive updates and information as soon as rapid tests are ready to provide. Rapid tests can provide significant benefits to patients that need to travel, …

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Flu vs. COVID-19: Fall 2020 Update

This is a common question this year. When COVID-19 first emerged earlier this year, it was often described as a serious, flu-like condition. But the reality is that the conditions are very different in most cases. As we covered in our last blog, this year’s flu season is far more complex than normal. Similar symptoms …

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Preparing for a COVID-19 Complex Flu Season

This year, COVID-19 and influenza are likely to create an especially troubling fall 2020 season. The specific issue that healthcare providers have identified is that many patients may soon flock to get flu shots in order to reduce the potential for seasonal illness, as well as determine the difference between COVID-19 and flu symptoms. Both …

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What should I know about Rapid COVID Testing?

AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock is soon releasing Rapid COVID-19 testing for patients. We will provide updates on our website as soon as we have more information about availability. The need for COVID-19 testing is greatly expanding as COVID-19 cases now eclipse 5 million as of August 2020. According to the Centers for Disease Control …

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Sun Safety and COVID-19 Prevention for the Summertime

The temperature’s heating up…and you naturally want to head outside to explore all the natural beauty Colorado has to offer. But before you do, be sure you’re taking steps to protect the skin you’re in! Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic is not slowing down which adds new infection risks for summer recreation. Instead of just worrying …

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What are Potential COVID-19 Risks as the State Re-Opens?

Colorado is slowly re-opening businesses of all types and that means that a variety of risks are likely to re-emerge with people breaking quarantine. COVID-19 prevention at home and in the community is paramount for patients that may have higher-than-normal risks of an infection. The quarantine initiated back in March is slowly being lifting as …

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What should I know about COVID-19 Testing Sites?

COVID-19 testing facilities have an increasing amount of supplies to effectively screen and record cases of the novel coronavirus. The amount of healthcare providers that have gained recognition as a testing site grew significantly in the last month. But what should patients know about COVID-19 testing sites? Whether you are looking on Google Search, in …

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What Should I know about COVID-19 Antibody Tests?

COVID-19 testing across the U.S is beginning to expand and provide more options for patients to make informed decisions about returning back to work. However, patients may not be entirely sure about what types of testing are most beneficial for their situation. For example, a high-risk patient may need more comprehensive and rapid testing while …

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Why should patients continue to use Telemedicine

Telemedicine, or the virtual delivery of urgent care through internet-connected devices, can help patients maintain social distancing and get immediate care. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine serves as a crucial gateway for healthcare access for thousands of patients across the U.S.  AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock recently launched telemedicine urgent care to assist …

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